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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

U.S. Light Vehicle Sales increase to 17.1 million annual rate in November

by Calculated Risk on 12/02/2014 02:44:00 PM

Based on a WardsAuto estimate, light vehicle sales were at a 17.08 million SAAR in November. That is up 5.5% from November 2013, and up 4.5% from the 16.35 million annual sales rate last month.

Vehicle Sales Click on graph for larger image.

This graph shows the historical light vehicle sales from the BEA (blue) and an estimate for November (red, light vehicle sales of 17.08 million SAAR from WardsAuto).

This was above the consensus forecast of 16.5 million SAAR (seasonally adjusted annual rate).

Vehicle SalesThe second graph shows light vehicle sales since the BEA started keeping data in 1967.

Note: dashed line is current estimated sales rate.

This was another strong month for vehicle sales - the second month with 17 million SAAR this year - and the seventh consecutive month with a sales rate over 16 million.